Definition of in tears
: having tears come out of one's eyes We were laughing so hard that we were in tears.
Word by Word Definitions
: to fill with tears (see 1tear) : shed tears
: to separate parts of or pull apart by force : rend
: to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force : lacerate
: to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up in tears? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).